BAE Systems had 18 patents in robotics during Q1 2024. BAE Systems Plc filed a patent for an undercarriage unit with a rotatable wheel, electromagnets for coupling to an aircraft, a switch, and a controller. Another patent describes an apparatus with a transparent display screen, sensors to track user’s viewing direction, a detector for target location, and a controller to display images corresponding to the target’s location based on user’s viewing direction and position. GlobalData’s report on BAE Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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BAE Systems grant share with robotics as a theme is 38% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Aircraft undercarriage (Patent ID: US20240059401A1)

The patent filed by BAE Systems Plc describes an undercarriage unit for aircraft that includes a rotatable wheel, electromagnets for coupling the unit to the aircraft, a switch for activating and deactivating the electromagnets, and a controller to control the switch. The unit also features a power supply to drive the wheel, a wireless receiver for control signals, and sensors to monitor conditions like velocity, altitude, or strain, allowing the controller to respond accordingly.

Additionally, the undercarriage unit is designed with a housing to contain the components, elongate fixing members for electromagnet placement, and suspension members for variable vertical displacement. The patent also covers the integration of these undercarriage units into aircraft, specifically mentioning high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicles, with the use of filler materials like magnetic substances for a flat surface. Overall, the patent outlines a sophisticated system for undercarriage units that can be controlled based on various conditions and seamlessly integrated into aircraft for improved functionality and performance.

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